Let’s Be Mindful of the Facts

Biden won the election. Trump lost.

Several GOP states determined the order of counting the votes by not allowing mail-votes to be counted until Election Day. This was by design – make it appear early that Trump was winning. Then cry foul when ALL the votes are counted.

In his efforts to disenfranchise millions of legal voters and, many of those black voters, Trump has lost virtually every legal challenge. Outside of court Trump and the GOP cried foul and fraud. In court, in front of a judge, where perjury and license censure became possible, Trump’s lawyers explicitly said “no fraud”. This is grifter’s show. Trump is laughing all the way to the bank. And you, Trump voters, have enabled him.

We have seen before our eyes an attempted coup. Literally. Had it not been for an independent judiciary, Trump and the GOP would have toppled our democracy in their quest for money and power.

Unfortunately, this is not over. The GOP is a threat to our democracy. Believe what you see.

This is not hyperbole.

To Trumpers everywhere – Trump has shown you who he is. The burning question: who are you loyal to? The United States Constitution and democracy or Donald Trump?


Suggested Podcasts

Some of my favorite podcasts right now are mostly political in nature. With T**** in office still, the shit show continues and it helps to listen to sane voices. One of my new favorites is The Bulwark Podcast. It’s hosted by Charlie Sykes and is, wait for it, a conservative podcast. Charlie is the kind of conservative that existed before the current GOP kowtowed to T**** and authoritarianism. He and his guests have a lot of insight from the old style Republican point of view.

Another podcast I’ve been enjoying is Battleground with David Plouffe & Steve Schmidt. David Plouffe is a Democrat and Steve Schmidt is a Republican and they’ve joined forces to create an interesting podcast with different points of view but with a similar moral core.

The last one I’ll mention today is a partisan podcast – but I just like the guys – Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor. This one is called Pod Save America.

I’ve got a ton of non-political podcasts that I enjoy but I’ll save those for another day.


So true

We see this being played out across America. As demographics shift the GOP gets more and more bold in their efforts to disenfranchise and suppress the vote of those who would boot them from office.

If you vote GOP you are part of the problem. So, get your fucking head out of the sand, look around you and stop enabling authoritarianism.

A sobering read from The Atlantic

Nearly half of the voters have seen Trump in all of his splendor—his infantile tirades, his disastrous and lethal policies, his contempt for democracy in all its forms—and they decided that they wanted more of it. His voters can no longer hide behind excuses about the corruption of Hillary Clinton or their willingness to take a chance on an unproven political novice. They cannot feign ignorance about how Trump would rule. They know, and they have embraced him.

Sadly, the voters who said in 2016 that they chose Trump because they thought he was “just like them” turned out to be right. Now, by picking him again, those voters are showing that they are just like him: angry, spoiled, racially resentful, aggrieved, and willing to die rather than ever admit that they were wrong.

Excerpt from The Atlantic